Best blog site?

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  1. pwhatley

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    I'm considering creating a classroom blog this year. I can only hope it will work with my school's security system :confused:. Here are some questions on which I would really appreciate your input:

    What are the best free sites?
    How much time does it take to set it up/update?
    Do I need a special program to create/update the blog (i.e., old-time web site creation software, etc.)
    What should be on it?
    How often should it be updated?
    How do I set it up so parents can get email or smartphone notifications?
     
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  3. TamiJ

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    I use blogger which can be pretty easy. If you decide to go with Blogger, I can answer some questions you might have. They have premade design, but you can customize them. They now have a new dynamic view which is where I was running into trouble since not all the gadget work on it. I have used Wordpress before, but for some reason I turned away from using that. I have been blogging on blogger for a year now on my teacher site, and, as you saw, I am just starting a classroom blog. I plan on updating it at least once a week with important class information.
     
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    Thanks so much, TamiJ!
     
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    No problem. I hope you find the information useful. Oh, and your parents can subscribe to your blog so that they are notified when you publish a new post.
     
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    How did you change the background picture? I haven't found that yet, lol.
     
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    Frog your Blogger dashboard, you go to template(you'll see a pencil where you can edit, and next to that is two sheets of paper and a drop-down arrow..you get to template by clicking on the drop-down), then click on customize. Once in customize, you will see many options to the left. Click on background, and then a new screen comes up with a square that shows your current background image. Click on that and you can upload images from your computer, or use a URL to link back to an image online.
     
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    I think I understand that, lol. Thanks!
     
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    And by frog I mean from.... lol....
     
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    I like Weebly.
     
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    it's taking forever to upload a simple clipart image - not big, file size -wise.
     
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    Both wordpress and blogger are good platform for free blog publishing. But as you are a starter, work with Blogger, it will be easy for you.
     
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    Thanks, everyone!
     

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